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‘I don’t have the luxury to choose films’ Janhvi Kapoor

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Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor who recently debuted in Bollywood with the film ‘Dadak’ said that as her career is still taking shape she does not have the luxury to choose a particular film project rather she takes up whatever projects are coming her way.

Janhvi was invited to the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) along with her father Boney Kapoor and cousin Arjun Kapoor to be part of the ‘In conversation’ session at Kala Academy, Panaji. However, after a half an hour delay the audience was left disappointed as Arjun Kapoor did not turn up at the event. Boney mentioned that Arjun did not want to reveal the look for his upcoming film and therefore he could not make it for the festival.

Comparing films made in earlier times and today, the young actress shared her insight and said films made before were some of the “great films” as their scripts were well written and had the freedom of expression, but today cinema is trapped in the web of commercialisation.

Director and producer, Boney mentioned how films were not well organised and lacked the right management as compared to films these days. “Back then there was shortage of good writers but today young filmmakers are coming up with good story ideas and are doing some of the finest stories which is really commendable,” he added.

He then praised the work of his late wife actress Sridevi. “I may sound immodest or conceited but she was perhaps the only actor who didn’t have to have a script moulded for her. She could act in any script,” he said emotionally as tears rolled down his face.

Janhvi also mentioned a few names such as Guru Dutt, Madhubala and Waheeda Rehman whose works have inspired her.

Janhvi’s first film was a learning experience for her and she concluded with “I got to learn a lot of things about myself and my weakness. I even got an idea of how things work in Bollywood. I wish to continue learning and entertaining audiences, and garnering their love and support.”

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